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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Mar 17, 2013 10:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Erin go Bragh

County Cavan for my family.

One of my distant cousins wrote this nearly unreadable book, but the title is quintessentially Irish > http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Marathon-Marriage/book-Agu3Ztsh90yjXaMRTcRxDA/page1.html

To help the Guinness and Jameson> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcPIA6_zKX4

E- To cover the smokebreak (and gambling!) crowd > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_giKJLdfqk

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Poster: user unknown Date: Mar 17, 2013 12:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Erin go Bragh

"Guinness and Jameson"

What about us Old Bushmills' folk? Nothing for us?

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 17, 2013 3:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Erin go Bragh

Aieggh!!!!

Of course not, you orange blooded bastard!!!

With a name like Bill, I shudda guessed.



;)

(I know you well enough to separate out what you represent from what you stand for, much less, "are")

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Poster: user unknown Date: Mar 17, 2013 5:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Erin go Bragh

Ah yes, the age-old Irish Catholic/Protestant Conundrum. Catholics don't drink Bushmills and Protestants don't drink Jameson.

Well I am Protestant, but try not to judge a man by his religious affiliation, but more by his spiritual path in life. And I would never judge a man by the whiskey he drinks. Though Protestant I may be, offer me a drink of Jameson I surely wouldn't turn it down.

And why is it that both "sides" will quaff a pint o' Guinness...though not usually together?

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Mar 17, 2013 8:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Erin go Bragh

I was born "Jameson", but now am "Bushmills". Seeing that my blood is half Irish and half Polish my switching brands had everybody thrilled on both sides of my family. I shared that tidbit right before my first child was born to add to the general mellowness that event usually brings.

E- No one sticks up for Tullamore Dew (which is mighty fine). It brings yet another interpretation of "roll away the dew" as well.

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Poster: user unknown Date: Mar 19, 2013 4:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Erin go Bragh

Excerpted from "Ask Your Bartender: Protestant vs. Catholic Whisky"

The truth of the matter is, the age-old faux-pas of ordering Bushmills for fear of supporting English aggression and offending the Republic of Ireland is about as Irish as corned beef – which is to say, not very Irish at all but rather Irish-American (Sorry, kids, corned beef is a Jewish invention).

The widely-accepted Irish-American version is that Jameson is Catholic whiskey and Bushmills is Protestant whiskey. But that’s merely based on geography: Bushmills is from Northern Ireland (a predominantly Protestant region) and Jameson is from Cork – Catholic country.

Jameson was pretty much founded in 1780 when John Jameson – a Scottish guy – purchased the Bow Street Distillery, which at the time was one of the biggest distilleries in Ireland. Now, it’s important to note that the Scottish Reformation occurred in 1560, so odds are in favor of the founder of the Jameson distillery, being Scottish, was a damn Protestant.

Bushmills, on the other hand, was officially licensed in 1608 by King James I (of Bible fame) and despite of its location deep in the heart of Protestant country (and this next bit is straight from my local Bushmills rep, so take it or leave it) has a Catholic as a master distiller.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Mar 17, 2013 10:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Erin go Bragh

http://boingboing.net/2008/03/17/muppet-danny-boy-per.html

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